Oregon Innkeeper Wins Ponzi Vineyards Facebook Contest

Submitted by guest blogger Shari Lobenstein
Lobenhaus Bed and Breakfast

Ponzi Vineyards CookbookThe Lobenhaus Bed & Breakfast is thrilled to be a winner of a signed copy of the popular PonziVineyards Cookbook.  We are looking forward to preparing the recipes, hoping the dishes will somehow resemble the awesome photos in the book!  Perhaps you will be the lucky guest who will be treated to one of the breakfast recipes!

Ponzi Vineyards founder, Nancy Ponzi shares her experience hosting gatherings of all sizes and occasions...

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Stock up on Holiday Wines from the Distinct Viticultural Areas of Oregon

Thanksgiving weekend's open houses in Oregon offer a great chance to discover the wines of Oregon along with the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Oregon produces a variety of World Class Wines and OregonLive has revamped their wine maps and listings to specifically focus on the region's distinct American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).  These are the unique wine growing regions that are defined by geographical features, allowing growers to produce more than 70 varieties of wine grapes,...Read More
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Wonders Never Cease in Southern Oregon

Southern Oregon is home to world-class fishing and rafting rivers, mountains for skiing, biking and hiking, and green valleys that produce award-winning wines. It's also home to North America's deepest lake and Oregon's only National Park, Crater Lake, which graces the back of Oregon's state quarter.  Not to mention some of the unique Bed and Breakfasts of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild. Thanks to the Southern Oregon Visitors Association for sharing this video.


 
Explore the lush Rogue...
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The Willamette River Country Wine Trail and the B&Bs of Albany, Oregon

The article "Introducing the Willamette River Country Wine Trail" features details of a newly formed Oregon Country Trail in and around Albany, Oregon, and also features two Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Inns as lodging options in this historic city.

Edelweiss Manor Bed and Breakfast of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild

Edelweiss Manor is an historic landmark in the Albany, Oregon, area. Original blue prints list a construction date of 1908. It's design is a Four Square Farm House with a wrap around veranda with pillars. The home is located on 2.86 acres of what...

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Take me to your apples please!

Apples at the Albany Farmer's Market last week!This is my most favorite time of year!  I love Autumn, I love the fruit, I love the weather, the trees just beginning to turn colors and drop their leaves, the food and everything else that depicts the perfection here in Oregon right now!

Oregon Bounty is happening all over the state.  There is truly a plethora of wonderful foods being prepared by our chef's as they forage our local Farmer's Markets, pick from their very own gardens and find those perfect items for their fall menu's.  Kind...Read More
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An Oregon Bed & Breakfast and Wine Country by Horseback!

Growing up around horses didn't prepare me for this ride!  Wanting to find something fun to do in the Willamette Valley that involved wine tasting, a horse and a beautiful ride through those gorgeous vineyards led me to discover "Equestrian Wine Tours!"

Seeing those black mares waiting for us as we pulled up to begin our tour, got me itchin' to climb up and get going!  The ride through the vineyards of the Willamette Valley on this unique tour was not only exciting but the perfect way to see and...Read More
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Crater Lake Lodging, hiking, breakfast, jaw dropping beauty and cheese!

Wow...what trip!  This photo of Crater Lake has not been altered in any way, shape or form!  I took it so I know it's for real.  Can you imagine this gorgeous lake was just sitting here and it took me almost three years to see it?  That is just shameful! 

We began our short journey by staying at the Prospect Hotel on our way to Crater Lake a few days ago.  We dined, we hiked, we saw waterfalls, we drank wine and dined again at breakfast!  This historic inn is so perfectly situated for your...Read More
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Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn located in Oregon's Wine Country

Guest Blogger
Wayne Bailey
Youngberg Hill Vineyards and Inn

Baby grapes of Youngberg Hill Vineyards in the Willamette Valley Oregon

We LOVE watching the babies grow.  We have been working hard to keep up with all the growth and give the grapes enough energy and sunlight.  Look at the walls of green vines protecting the beautiful grapes.

Have you always wondered what it would be like to work crush?  Crush  happens when the grapes are ready to harvest, usually between late September- October. We notify volunteers as soon as we know, often on short notice — so be ready...
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Solena Estate Presents "New World - Old World" Comparative Tasting Series

The Willamette Valley, Oregon's largest AVA (American Vitaculture Area), stretches 150 miles from Portland, Oregon. to south of Salem and consists of six sub-appellations.  200 wineries and 10,000 acres of quality Oregon After a day exploring the Willamette Valley, return to the comfort of an Oregon Bed and Breakfast wine grapes.  The rich, diverse soil and relatively mild climate make for ideal grape growing conditions.  All this combined with warm summer days and cool nights allows the wine grapes to develop their flavor and complexity.

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Oregon Coast Winery Hosts Bluegrass Festival

Sandlake Country Inn for romantic bed and breakfast lodgingFor Oregon Coast Lodging choose a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.  Leave the stress behind and plan a romantic weekend getaway while enjoying fine Oregon Coast wines, the amazing Oregon Coast and Nehalem Bay Winery's 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival 'n' BBQ.
 
Astoria bluegrass masters Brownsmead Flats will be headlining the show.  Seattle alt country rock outfit Western Star goes on just before Brownsmead Flats, and Nehalem songstress the Denise Drake Trio opens the show.  The...Read More
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It's Nutty, Spicy, A Little Smokey With A Berry Finish!...Oregon Wine!

Posting some info on Facebook today got me thinking! I wanted to know from our Albany Visitor's Association Facebook fans what someone visiting this region could do for fun on a 300 dollar budget. Well...we got a few comments and for some reason, they all involved wine. It's kind of a given in these parts that when you come to the Willamette Valley, you are coming to taste our wine. Is there really any other reason to come??? Of course there's your family and friends to visit. There's hiking in...Read More
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Enjoy Oregon Wine Country but Don't Throw Those Corks Away!

Oregon's winemakers are stewards of the land.  Many use sustainable farming practices in their vineyards where they delicately nurture their vines to produce incredible wines.

Corks - courtesy WillametteLive.comFor a true taste of Oregon Geotourism we invite you to explore the 16 Wine Regions in our Oregon Wine Country and taste some of our quality wines. Be sure to take some home for your personal wine cellar and as gifts for family and friends.

Willamette Valley Vineyards created Cork ReHarvest, and began the cork recycling...Read More
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A photo from one of our Oregon Wine Country Lodging members

Spring brings more than just grape flowers in the Oregon Wine Country.  Here's a post from guest blogger Sue Stein at Yamhill Vineyard Bed & Breakfast in Yamhill, Oregon.  This Oregon bed & breakfast is one of the many Oregon Wine Country lodging accommodations you'll find on the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild website.

Yamhill Vineyards Bed and Breakfast in Oregon Wine Country
May brings flowers and the Eremurus are blooming. They are a flower of the deserts in Turkey and the Himalaya Mountains. The stalk can be 9 feet tall and the bloom 42 inches long....
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New York Times likes Oregon Organic Wines and Abbey Road Farm

Congratulations to Oregon B&B Guild member Abbey Road Farm near Carlton, Oregon, for their mention in Bonnie Tsui's recent New York Times Travel section article, "On This Oregon Trail, Pioneers Embrace Organic Wine" (NYT Travel, April 30, 2010)! 

Abbey Road Farm Oregon Wine Country LodgingBonnie writes:

. . .For those on the eco-trail, there are also inventive places to stay, like Abbey Road Farm, a five-room bed-and-breakfast on a working farm with modern rooms inside converted grain silos. Circular rooms have floors warmed by radiant... Read More
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Culinary Travel and Oregon Coast Lodging in Astoria

April 23-25, 2010 The annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival is one of Oregon's most popular spring events. The festival focuses on the bounty of the Pacific as well as on the Astoria Crab Seafood and Wine Festival, a Culinary Delightregion's famous wines. Seafood lovers can savor shrimp, salmon, oysters, halibut, and clam chowder. The Northwest's awesome microbrews and and wines are also featured. In addition to the freshest of seafood, you'll be able to enjoy live music and crafts booths. The highlight of the three-day festival is...
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Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast ~ An Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild Member

The Cornerstone B&B, the newest member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, was built in 2006 on the south side of Cooper Mountain and is a gateway to wine country overlooking beautiful green pastures, orchards and vineyards.

Cornerstone Bed and BreakfastIn the warm summer evenings guests love to watch the crimson sunset from their rocking chairs on the large covered deck surrounding the house.  If you listen carefuly you can hear the owls hooting in the twilight and watch over 20 species of birds coming for their last...

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A Dinner Party, A Wedding or a Weekend Getaway...it's all about the food!

Some may argue, some may actually disagree and some may even deny it.  But, we all know...it's all about the food!

It's that time of year when the daffodils are in full bloom, my "bleeding hearts" have blossomed and the cherry trees smell heavenly around this town.  And, it's that time of year to book your Oregon vacation, plan your wedding or your party at one of our Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild membership inns!

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A True Oregon Culinary Experience ~ Truffles and C'est La Vie Bed and Breakfast

"Truffle Hunting" - Photo from the Oregon Truffle Festival WebsiteThe Oregon Truffle Festival, held over three brisk winter days in the Oregon wine country near Eugene, Oregon, from January 29-31, 2010, celebrates the magnificent Oregon truffles as they reach the peak of ripeness in their native soil. It is the first festival of its kind in North America, dedicated to sharing the experience of the chefs, foragers and fans of Oregon's wild truffles, from their hidden source in the forest to their glory on the table.

Oregon truffles are emerging among the world's...

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Oregon Wine Country Lodging and Newberg's First Friday ARTwalk

In September, 2002, a small group of downtown Newberg, Oregon, businesses started a First Friday ARTwalk monthly event.  In the heart of the Oregon Wine Country, the goal is to make downtown Newberg a place associated with Art, Music, Food, Wine, and Fun.  Visitors are encouraged to relax, socialize, look at new art, meet the artists, listen to music, eat some food, taste some wine and see what each of the participating businesses has to offer, but most of all … just to come downtown and enjoy...

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Willamette University Jazz Festival and Salem Oregon Lodging

Hopewellarly thirty years, the Willamette University Jazz Festival has brought the leading names in jazz to Salem, Oregon, for a weekend of world-class jazz performance and education.  The 2010 festival runs February 05-06.  Renowned for its educational focus and artistic vision the festival offers northwest jazz students from all levels of ability and experience the chance to learn from the finest jazz educators from across the country.  And for the jazz lover a concert to top of the event.

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